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? we'll do the math for you. >>> plus the deficit is shrinking far quicker than thought. are this year's tax hikes actually to blame or is it just a drop in the bucket? we're going to debate it. coming up. do you have ever have too much money? snowed snowed. ♪ . ♪ . melissa: talking of cruising along, have you noticed how much tesla's stock has exploded? check it out as shares have soared 150% so far this year. partly from first quarter profits of 11 million dollars, its first-ever profit. get this, its shares are up 7% after-hours as it announces new offerings of common stock an convertable senior notes. what s really going on. can shares stay this hot? joining me to break this down, "wall street journal" auto columnist, dan neil. this is a company everyone loved to hate before. now everyone loves to love it. let me try to poke a few holes in it to see what you have to say about it. first of all, robert weinstein wrote some critical things about the last earnings report that got this ball rolling and got everybody so excited. they said if you looked at the $96 million that was ge
] >>> shrinking deficit projections are causing the street to rethink the program. steve liesman joins us on why it is more leakly. interesting after tepper's comments. >> right in line, the budget deficit increasingly seen as a catalyst for the fed to reduce its purchases of bonds to drive down interest rates. david tepper on squawk box yesterday flagging the problem faced by the fed. declining deficit means the governor will be selling less paper. the less paper the governor sel sells. right on cue, revising downward the fiscal yore 2013 by more than $200 billion from the earlier forecast to $642 billion. that compares with the deficit in fy 2012 with 1.2 million. the fed plans to buy more than $1 million a month in mortgages and that plan remains unchanged at least for now. credit suisse, the new deficit projections raise the sustainability of the purchase. we still look for a tapering with the risk and the small cut say $10 billion come sooner. ubs says the fed could find itself paying more than 100%. in order to maintain a stable accommodation of the qe, the fed would need to reduce their r
. the deficit is getting smaller. a lot smaller. the congressional budget office says it will be $400 million less than the trillion dollars deficit last year. it's down because of higher taxes. a 60 billion check to the government from fannie and freddie. there's a down side for those of us who want the government to get its finances in order, this takes the wind out of the sails of the spending, cutting movement. maybe the deficit news helped stocks, another record close for the dow, 19th this year and same story for the s&p 500, the 14th he record there this year. we're looking at a flat to slightly lower opening today, but that happened yesterday and we still went up 120 by the close. stay tuned. and suddenly, it seems that president obama's second term agenda is unravelling. and the mainstream media have turned on the administration. big government seriously questioned, my, have times have changed. in just ten days. here is the the all-government, all the time president speaking the at ohio state may the 5th. >> unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly worn the gove
are hoping for tax reform. we were hoping to work more on the deficit. do you think this will diverge us from getting things like that done in washington? >> i am not so sure that the market will take that as bad news. the less they do inside the beltway seems to be the better. that is seen as bad news. the more gridlock, the better in many peoples minds. dennis: we have justice with the ap, the irs going after tea party groups, if we have a third-party to come up that is overreaching like that, it gets far worse. >> i will give you one. it is still another one. if i can quickly push back a little on what david said, i agree. i would also say be careful what you wish for. the specter of a three year lame-duck president does not look that great internationally. i do worry about that angle. >> i am not too worried about what is happening internationally. i think they will basically be just slightly by over the next couple years. it is the economy here that i am worried about. with gridlock, look at what we have been able to get done. the president realizes that he needs more tax income for natu
like the economy and the deficit and immigration reform while congress also spends so much time focused on discovering more and doing more in oversight on the scandals and controversies. here's what he had to say. >> we have to do our job to our constituents to do oversight of the federal government, we're not getting straight answers on benghazi. we're not getting straight answers on the irs. clearly we're worried about intimidation of the press with respect to the doj scandal. that doesn't mean we're only going to do that. >> his point is they can walk and chew gum at the same time, that members of congress have this oversight responsibility, but you heard him say, very pointedly, we're not getting straight answers on benghazi, we're not getting straight answers on the irs. there is a lot of feeling by republicans and even some democrats in congress that the testimony today by the acting irs commissioner did him more harm than good. even if he's on his way out the door, there are questions about whether or not he's distant from the obama administration in this. >> don't forget the ap
back money from the government, the deficit over the next six months is shrinking massively. >> the fed is not reducing its purchase. here ate plan right now for what the fed is going to do. it's going to buy $270 billion in treasury over the next six months and 270 billion of mortgages. and this is demand the fixed income of $510 million. we'll show you supply here and take a look at the next chart. new supply, zoom in here, 142 billion of new supply and no new net mortgage, man a little from fannie mae or freddy mac. their 5 ten bell onof demand means there's going to be 368 billion of cash. if you could just zoom in on that number and that's the number that taper says is going to be money looking for a hope in the market these days. the result is a lot of money having no place to go, but perhaps the stocks, and the fed will be dropping down further. the next screen is the equity risk premium. this is the measure over the risk-free treasury rate. you can see it's already at a historic high now according to tepper's math, this number will go higher which means there will be more return
stuff going on. >> brian: right. because the market is going up and the deficit actually went down. >> steve: that's right until for the first time in a long time (you know who else had a surplus? california. >> steve: they still do. from california to texas, and more on that twister out of granbury, texas. this is some of the damage left behind after three big twisters leveled a community built by habitat for humanity. heather nauert standing by with details. >> good morning to you. as we're taking a live look at the pictures, you can see how some homes have been completely devastated, while others seem to not have been touched at all. we are waiting just about 30 minutes from now, officials planning to hold a press conference to update us on the widespread damage outside of dallas. this as we get a better look at the devastation done near there. the violent twisters, one was a mile wide, it completely destroyed houses, hurdling people far from their homes. at least six people are dead and dozens more have been hurt. listen. >> it was loud, very loud, you could just hear things cr
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